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Rajasthan HC Proposes List Of Advocates To Supreme Court For Elevation As Judges Of High Court

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The Rajasthan High Court has sent a list comprising of 17 names of the advocates to the Supreme Court Collegium recommending that they be elevated as judges of the High Court.

The Rajasthan High Court has a sanctioned strength of 50 judges while the number of vacancies as on 1st June, 2020 stands at 25 out of sanctioned strength of 50 judges.  The 17 names recommended include 8 advocates from Jodhpur while the rest of the advocates practice at the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court.

The criteria for appointment of a person as Judge of High Court are provided under Article 217 of Constitution. The criteria are:-

·       Has for at least ten years held a judicial office in the territory of India; or

·       Has for at least ten years been an advocate of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession.

The following is the list of names of the advocates who have been recommended:

  • Manoj Bhandari
  • Kuldeep Marhur
  • Mahesh Thanvi
  • Shyamlal Lagrecha
  • Rekha Borar
  • Rajesh Pawar
  • Vineet Jain
  • Sunil Joshi
  • Dinesh Yadav
  • Harendra Sinsiwar
  • Shalini Sheron
  • Sudesh Bansal
  • Rajeev Surana
  • Anoop Dhand
  • Alka Bhatnagar
  • Shailendra Prakash Sharma
  • Swadip Singh Hora

These names will be placed before the Supreme Court collegium which consists of three senior most judges of the Supreme Court who then shall deliberate on the names of the advocates along with the report of Intelligence Bureau on each candidate.

On approval by the Supreme Court Collegium the names of the proposed candidates will be sent to the Ministry of Law & Justice who will send the names to President of India. The President under his sign and seal would issue the warrant of appointment and thereafter it will be notified in Official Gazette by the Government by which the proposed candidates would be eligible for taking oath of office of judge of Rajasthan High Court.

-India Legal Bureau

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